It took me ten years, but I am a college graduate. I received my Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information in Systems in 2014. In February of 2018, I will have my MBA as well.
I am an Air Force veteran with 8 years of service as an aircraft mechanic. During my last year of service, I realized there were not many resources for veterans. So, I began researching anything that could best help me and my family for life after the military. There were many obstacles and stressors during that year, but I believe I put myself in the best position to succeed. I was newly married, had gained a stepson, and had a baby on the way. My family needed to be provided for and I wanted to finish my bachelor’s degree. At times, it was overwhelming and I had many sleepless nights.
In the end, I persevered and landed a great job to support my family. I want to help you by sharing my experiences and knowledge. I have already done the hard work, and my goal is to help you find not only a job but a job you will love.
It’s never too early to start preparing for your future. High School is the perfect time to start thinking about what you want to do with your life. Some of the most successful and happy people are those who decide in high school what they want to be when they “grow up”. Whether it’s a professional career in the business sector, a career in the military, or a career in the trades, we’ll give you the necessary tips, tricks, and tools to help you map out your possible path to lead to whatever future you are aiming towards.
The world would not run without those working in the skilled trade industry. What good is a skyscraper without someone to build it, fix it, maintain it, and clean it? If you are working in the trade industry or looking to work in the skilled trade industry, thank you! You are the very backbone on which any country or democracy stands. We’d all be living in the dark without any technology or food. There are some in the world who will try to make you feel like your choice to work in the trades was wrong or not honorable. To that I say, where would any of those men be without electricians to keep the power going, plumbers to keep the water running and service employees to maintain the quality of an establishment? Take pride on having a “dirty” job. As Mike Rowe would say proudly, “Somebody’s gotta do it”. The trade industry can actually be very profitable if you get the proper training and have the motivation to work hard and continue learning as you work. Let us help you identify which skilled trade you want to work in and outline which steps to take to get trained, get a job, and get dirty.
College is like taking a suit to a tailor so that he can fit it to your specific body measurements. It takes a lot of work and a lot of trial and error to find the field of study that best suits you. College is a place where you can discover fields of study that you may never have considered before. The wealth of knowledge that a college career can impart is immeasurable. Though college isn’t for everyone, it is a necessity if you hope to work as a business professional. We will share the tools necessary to help you maximize your college experience as well as programs that exist to help you finance your degree and save money.
CHOOSING A CAREER
What career do you want? Are you new to the job force, interviewing and trying to get your first break? Are you looking for a trade that you can specialize and advance in? Are you in the military considering what to do when you are out? Are you in a job you can’t stand, hesitant to try to go down the path unknown? Every person in a job they love, thriving and doing well, have all had some help or were given some tricks along the way. Don’t be afraid to try something new, don’t be afraid to ask questions to better your life! You only have one life and you have to make time now to improve the quality of life you have and achieve your ultimate goals. It’s never too early or too late to do so. There are a lot of tips and tricks we have that can help you not only answer those questions but also to outline the steps you need to take to achieve your goals and have the job and the life you want.
To my brothers and sisters who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, we know how bleak the future can seem after spending four or more years serving your country and doing one specific job. Whether your time serving your country was long or short, it makes a definite impact on who you are as a person and what you want to do. So often, I get asked by fellow military men and women both currently or formerly serving, “what do I do now?”. That question can be answered after you take the time to evaluate who you are, what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you want to do. Just because you did one job in the military doesn’t mean that you have to do that job in the private sector when you get out. If that was true, I’d still be working as an aircraft mechanic today instead of as a business analyst. Whether you want to continue working in the same field you did while you served or you want to try something different, there is no right or wrong path to take. Depending on what you do and how you approach working in the private sector, you can have a happy and fulfilled life as a veteran. Even if you’ve already been out of the service for years and feel like you’re stuck, stagnant, in place and unable to change, it’s never too late to start over. There are companies and programs that can help veterans like you and I achieve our potential and have jobs we actually enjoy doing.